The Barcelona flourished on Sunday with a 6-0 win against Pumas from Mexico and was left with a new edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy. Although not everything was happiness, since Gerard Hammered showed face of few friends from the substitute bench, which is the place he occupied in the preseason, and everything indicates that he will continue as a replacement at the start of La Liga, which will be this weekend. However, the 35-year-old defender wants to fight her and has already given a signal.
Last Wednesday it was learned that the former captain of the culé team had had a meeting with the president of the club, Joan Laporta, who asked him for a salary reduction so that their numbers fit the La Liga drivers. The last renewal of the defender was in October 2020 when he agreed with the previous leadership his renewal until the end of 2024.
Piqué extended their link at the same time they did Marc André Ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong y Clement Lenglet, but in them the current board of directors accused that there were indications “of an alleged crime of unfair administration.” The amount would range €311 million (317 million dollars) with the efforts of these four footballers.
However, as clarified Sports world, in the case of Piqué, the salary he already had at that time was maintained, but for two more years. Although the veteran player will waive those amounts and agreed to sign a reduction of what he has been receiving, a measure that would help financial fair play by reducing the wage bill. In this way, he would open the door to the club so that he can use the reinforcements, still without authorization.
The League will start this weekend and the Barça will play at home against Rayo Vallecano, but in sports the picture is more complicated for Piqué, who runs from behind to start. For the Spanish media AS y Sport he is considered the “fifth back” for coach Xavi Hernández, who knew how to be his teammate in the Barça cast and in the Spanish team. It should be remembered that the defender’s previous season was marked by injuries.
In the contractual case, Piqué would sign a new renewal, but with different amounts to be able to fulfill his contract until the end of 2024. This complicated context occurs in the midst of his scandalous separation with Shakirawho decided to move to the United States with the couple’s two children.
Piqué, who knew how to be world champion with Spain in South Africa 2010 and winner of everything in Barcelona, adds to his personal situation the complex professional panorama in which he does not know when he will shoot in the Barça squad.
While in the cases of Ter Stegen, de Jong y lengletthe Catalan entity has been talking to them and in case an agreement is not achieved in good terms, the club would take their contracts to Justice. If the courts rule in favor of Barcelona, the contracts will be null and void and retroactive. This would imply that the links prior to that renewal would come into force again and even the players would be forced to return the money received for said increases.